Massive human-caused ecological changes, such as climate change, affect the health of communities across the globe. These health effects have a disproportionate impact on structurally disadvantaged populations, often exacerbating existing inequities. To encourage public health practitioners to respond to changes in planetary health, and centre equity in their responses, the NCCDH has produced a number of different resources on this topic.
Our resource library contains more than 350 resources. The library is evolving, as we continue to add resources that are relevant, geared to practice, and either recently published or foundational to current health equity thinking in public health. To suggest a new resource or to learn more about our resource selection process, please contact us.
The right-hand side bar offers two options to search this library:
- You can use the search box by entering the title of a document, part of a title, an author or a key word. This search function is sensitive to spelling.
- You can choose options from some or all of the categories, including searching only NCCDH produced resources.
We also have several curated reading lists available.
This briefing document by National Health Service (NHS) Scotland is designed for multiple purposes: first, to spark discussion about how an unequal distribution of power causes health inequalities, and second, to inform related public health work.
This policy platform, designed by Human Impact Partners (HIP), highlights policy ideas that were generated by grassroot organizations, with the aim of establishing public health interventions led by communities most impacted by these inequities (e.g., Black, Indigenous and Latinx communities). Although written in the U.S. context, this document can inform policy interventions related to COVID-19 response and recovery in Canada.
Black Experiences in Health Care Symposium: Bringing together community and health systems for improved health outcomes
Held on January 30, 2020, the Black Experiences in Health Care Symposium (BEHCS) generated rich, action-oriented dialogue about advancing Black health in Ontario. This important report of the proceedings is authored by Black Health Alliance and Health Commons Solutions Lab and is relevant to practitioners across Canada. It captures knowledge and experience shared during keynote presentations and breakout sessions.
The National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) has produced a suite of webinars and other related resources that, when reviewed together, serve as a substantive primer on racism, anti-racism and racial equity as they relate to public health practice.